CAF Confederation Cup Review
A round-up of the CAF Confederation Cup matches
Defending Champions Raja Casablanca could only draw at home to Otoho D’Oyo to pick their second point in the CAF Confederation Cup group stage.
The hosts were made to rue several missed opportunities throughout the encounter with their Congolese opponent’s defense, holding firm under humid conditions at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat.
In another Group A match, RS Berkane came out on top in Moroccan derby against Hasania Agadir, securing a 2-1 victory at the Municipal Stadium in Berkane.
Ayoub Mallouki broke the deadlock in the 44th minute of the encounter after capitalizing on the opponent defense, before Alain Traore netted an equalizer for the visitors a minute before the halftime break.
RSB scored the winning goal in the 69th minute through Issoufou Dayo for a first three-point haul for the host team.
Enugu Rangers rallied from behind to hold CS Sfaxien of Tunisia to a one-all draw, a result that saw the Nigeria outfit moving top of the group B with four points.
Alaeddine Marzouki found the back of the net with a deadly finish for the Sfaxien goal on the 71st minute but the home side’s joy was short-lived as Pape Ousmane Sane scored the equalizer for Rangers two minutes later.
Salitas and Eotile Du Sahel played out to a goalless draw in another Group B fixture in Ouagadougou in a result that saw the Burkinabe and the Tunisians remain level on one point apiece at the bottom of the standings.
In Group C, Asante Kotoko got their campaign up and running with a 2-1 victory over Zesco United at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
The Porcupine Warriors were fired to the front by Kwame Bonsu in the ninth minute before Jesse Were missed a penalty to pull the teams level with 20 minutes on the clock.
Emmanuel Gyamfi doubled the home side lead on the 25th minute as the home side carried a 2-0 lead before the interval. Rahim Osumanu reduced the deficit for the Team Ya Ziko on the 73rd minute.
The victory moved the Ghanaian side on the same level of points with Zesco who registered against their rivals Nkana in the first round fixture.
Elsewhere in Lusaka, Sudan’s Al Hilal Omdurman suffered their first loss in the competition when they were beaten 2-1 by Nkana.
Al Hilal took the lead on the seventh minute from a beautiful goal which was sent into the back of the net by Walled Hamid.
The Red Devils hit back the equalizer on the 14th minute courtesy of Freddy Tsimenga, with Walter Bwalya scoring the winner deep in the second stanza.
In Group D, Angolan side Petro Atletico halted Gor Mahia’s good run in the competition with a 2-1 win at the Estádio 11 de Novembro in Luanda.
Petro Atletico opened the scores in the 13th minute through Manquzi Quiberto, before Toni Ribeiro added the second in the 37th minute. Substitute Nicholas Kipkuri scored K’Ogalo’s consolation goal in the 92nd minute.
NA Hussein Day of Algeria lead the mini-league by one point from Gor Mahia after coming from behind in Egypt to force a 1-1 draw against Zamalek.